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GE MUSE USERS: Do You Know What You’re Missing?

Posted by Shannon Richter on November 4, 2019 at 1:01 PM

3 Reasons Why GE MUSE Users Should Consider Epiphany Healthcare’s Cardio Server

Since 2013 Epiphany Healthcare has migrated 115 GE MUSE customers to Cardio Server. Why has Epiphany Healthcare become the fastest growing company in the hospital ECG Management market?

 

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1. Improved Workflow

Epiphany Healthcare’s Cardio Server communicates with over 260 devices from 80 vendors. Hospitals have access to 23 study types including ECG, stress, Holter, and PFT from one screen. If your hospital is a part of a network, Epiphany has expertise managing clinical data and complex workflows in enterprise systems with multiple hospitals (IDNs).

Reporting is streamlined as well. Users receive scheduled reports reflecting statistics from revenue and workflow improvement. Epiphany’s Analytica™ can identify the cause of delayed billing with easy-to-read graphical representations of data.

There are no add-ons needed for remote viewing and Cardio Server supports complex workflow requirements. Epiphany makes the switch easy,offering migration and grooming of GE MUSE ECG data.

Here is how one of Epiphany Healthcare’s customers describe their feelings about their improved workflow:

”The Epiphany system allows us to better serve patient needs when critical minutes can make a difference,” said John Zidansek, Chief Executive Officer, Lock Haven Hospital. “Cardio Server’s innovative technology provides more timely results and diagnostic capabilities for digital electrocardiograms and allows physicians to optimize cardiac care.” 

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2. Lower Cost

For approximately what hospitals spend on a MUSE support agreement, they can move into the cloud with Epiphany Cloud Services. With a cloud subscription, hospitals don’t have to spend money maintaining their own servers. Epiphany Healthcare’s lifecycle costs are also lower with less expensive support agreements that include software upgrades. Hospitals can consolidate multiple modality interfaces into one electronic medical record integration and pay the integration fee one time instead of every time they add a new modality.

 
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3. Exceptional Support

Epiphany Healthcare offers a customer advocacy team member for each client to ensure success with its products. A live Epiphany representative is available for any support needs 24/7, 365 days a year. Here are some things that have been said recently about the outstanding support from Epiphany employees:

“Sherry Levine consistently provides great service and customer support! I appreciate the extra effort Sherry makes to help resolve our issues. She is unrelenting when it comes to finding solutions to the problems presented! Thank you, Sherry!”

Ria did an excellent job of understanding the issue we were having. I was unable to accept the change at the time, due to having accepted another patch in our test environment. She continued to follow up with me to see when a good time was. Once we gave her the go-ahead, she was quick to load the changes in Test and later in Prod. She has an excellent work ethic and was a pleasure to work with. Thank you, Ria!”

Epiphany’s Cardio Server has also repetitively outscored ECG management competitors including GE Healthcare’s MUSE and Philips’ TraceMaster Vue in KLAS reports. These reports were compiled using direct feedback from hundreds of healthcare provider organizations and ranked vendors based on product scope, functionality, and benefits associated.

Wally Pruitt, Implementations Manager at Epiphany Healthcare says, “As we continue product development and serving our customers, it is rewarding for the Epiphany team to receive such positive feedback, which validates our commitment to excellence."

Epiphany Healthcare is passionate about our customers. We are committed to simplifying their workflow, enhancing productivity, and providing exceptional service. Sign up for a free demonstration or request a complimentary workflow analysis for more information.Learn More About Cardio Server

Topics: GE Muse, healthcare IT interoperability, Customer support, Cardio Server compatibility, Cardio Server workflow

ECG Workflow Challenge Resolved with Cardio Server on an iPhone from Church

Posted by Shannon Richter on September 24, 2019 at 10:15 AM

One of our customers relayed this success story about Epiphany Healthcare’s Cardio Server.

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While in church on a Sunday, an Epiphany Healthcare customer, a Supervisor of Cardiovascular Services, received a call from one of her reading cardiologists stating that an ECG he had confirmed would not come out of the list. Logging into the hospital’s Cardio Server from her iPhone, she found that the ECG was not properly linked to its order. She re-linked the ECG to its order, verified its promotion to the unconfirmed queue, and then called the cardiologist to let him know he could proceed with his interpretation and confirmation. She solved the problem and satisfied the physician’s request without having to leave church and go back to the hospital. All actions were performed in a matter of minutes.

Epiphany’s Cardio Server is a pure-web, browser-based application, meaning no special software is required to view ECGs or perform administrative functions. With proper security permissions from the Information Technology Department, physicians can use iPhones and other smart devices to visualize acute ECGs as they are notified of them. Beyond this important clinical use, having the power of the iPhone and Epiphany’s Cardio Server creates an easy way of performing system administration from any location that has cell service.

 

Learn More About Cardio Server Mobile

 

Topics: Cardio Server on an iphone, GE cardiographs, Healthcare IT professionals, Cardio Server Mobile, Smart devices in healthcare, Cardio Server workflow

What Sets Epiphany Healthcare Apart – Being a Customer Centric Company

Posted by Shannon Richter on September 4, 2019 at 10:35 AM

Aside from its constant healthcare technology innovations, what sets Epiphany apart is customer service. According to CEO, Russ DeRemer, “Each department at Epiphany has a hand in ensuring customer satisfaction.”

In fact, when Epiphany Healthcare employees were asked: What do you like most about working at Epiphany? There were a mixture of answers with people listing off many different adjectives. However, one phrase that echoed with employees from the support team to the IT team and all those in between was, “I love that we are customer centric. I love serving our customers.”

These answers were captured on a video that was being produced at Epiphany’s recent company meeting. Check out the video and you can hear the similarity in the answers from employees.


It’s not only employees that all agree that Epiphany Healthcare focuses on customer satisfaction, the customers do too. To give you an example, here are a couple of testimonials about Epiphany’s service.

"I have been very happy with the project management component while working on this migration. I’d give them an A+ in project management and implementation services.” 

Kevin Groskreutz, Division CIO
Hospital Sisters Health System
Illinois & Wisconsin 

"…Your crew was able to make me comfortable that the data we stored was secure and protected. This was not easy given that my SMC staff was as nervous as a cat on a tin roof with someone other than us messing with our data.

You have a great group of folks and should be proud of your team. I have truly enjoyed watching your company grow over the years. I was fearful of moving away from GE and took a chance on you guys back in the day and I am happy to say that I made the right decision." 

Martin "Bubby" Fischer
President/CEO
Southern Medical Corporation

Through technology, product innovation, and exceptional service, Epiphany Healthcare is dedicated to improving clinical workflow and is currently the fastest growing ECG management company in the country. Along with being passionate about the products and services they provide, Epiphany is a company that is full of enthusiastic individuals who are committed to serving their customers’ unique challenges.

“[I love] watching the customers get excited about how we’ve helped them make their workflow and their jobs better for them to better care for the patients.” – Christine Cooper, Epiphany Senior Technician

Learn More About Epiphany's Culture

Topics: National Hospital Week, Customer Advocacy Program, Epiphany support, EKG management, healthcare workflow efficiency, Healthcare Communication

U.S. National Health IT Week – Help Transform Healthcare

Posted by Shannon Richter on August 27, 2019 at 10:30 AM

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Epiphany Healthcare is a proud partner of U.S. National Health IT Week, this September 23-27.  U.S. National Health IT Week is a nationwide action week focused on supporting healthy communities across the U.S. through the application of information and technology.

Comprehensive healthcare reform is not possible without system-wide adoption of health information technology, which improves the quality of healthcare delivery, increases patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interaction between patients and healthcare providers.

Initiated in 2006 by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), U.S. National Health IT Week has emerged as a landmark occasion for using health IT as part of the overall solution to improve America’s healthcare as a bipartisan, federally led, market-driven initiative.

The Week consists of events across the country, including U.S. National Health IT Week participants — market suppliers, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations, and consumer protection groups — all working together to elevate national attention to the advantages of advancing health IT.

View our full list of partners and updates on the Week’s events. Working together with our growing coalition of stakeholders, Epiphany Healthcare is helping to transform healthcare for all.

Topics: Healthcare industry, healthcare IT, Health IT, HIMSS, Healthcare Technology, Healthcare IT professionals

Hospital Administrators – 3 Steps to Turn Your Workflow Woes into Wins

Posted by Shannon Richter on June 4, 2019 at 1:42 PM

Every hospital has a workflow with the goal to deliver the best patient care at appropriate cost.  Yet, did you know that 24.9% of tests are unnecessary partially due to difficulty accessing prior medical records?

Making a hospital’s workflow more efficient can improve the quality of patient care. Products such as Epiphany Healthcare's Cardio Server improve workflow processes.  Cardio Server is an ECG management system that connects test results directly with electronic medical records (EMRs), streamlines the reading of diagnostic studies, and ensures that previous results are always available.

Improve Your Clinical Workflow In Three Easy Steps

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1. Identify Workflow Woes - Let Epiphany Analyze Your Workflow

Epiphany can look for ways to improve your current workflow.  Ask others who are a part of the workflow how they think it could improve.  Look for patterns in peoples’ answers to find holes in your process.  Follow different types of workflow users for parts of their day to see what their pain points are.  Then the following questions can be answered:

  • What steps are removable?
  • What steps are able to be automated?
  • What do physicians find most frustrating? 
  • How well do your software systems work with your EMR?
  • Do your physicians have to log in to several software programs?
  • What are the challenges of managing diagnostic test results?
  • What challenges do different departments have regarding workflow?
  • What parts of your current workflow are essential to keep?
  • What is the average time spent with patients?
  • What seems to be the overall satisfaction of the patients?

Start Your Workflow Analysis

2. Get Buy-In Early – Epiphany Can Help You Prepare for the Right Workflow Wins

Too often, key decision makers feel that technical changes are being imposed upon them.  Get the leading physicians and power users involved from the beginning.  Ask them what in the workflow can improve to save time in their day.  When you show physicians how you are trying to make these improvements happen; they will be supportive of the workflow changes.

When you put in place changes to end these daily problems, decision-makers will believe in the improvement method.  Physicians say they want it all, Epiphany can help you get it for them. 

Here is an example of how Epiphany Healthcare helped the physicians at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

3. Implement Workflow Wins - Epiphany Can Create Strategies for Optimization

Now that you know the problem areas of your workflow and you have buy-in, let's find a solution for each pain points.  Here are ways that Epiphany Healthcare can turn your workflow woes into wins.

  • Use one software program to manage all cardio-pulmonary tests from many hospitals and facilities. Here are Epiphany’s ten requirements for a multi-modality ECG management system
  • Simplify your clinical workflow by working with your devices, EMRs, and unique challenges.
  • Epiphany Healthcare’s Cardio Server integrates with all EMRs.
  • Whether you are paper-based or are already using an ECG management program, Epiphany offers a migration path.
  • Use a mobile platform that enables providers to access and edit ECG data from anywhere with iOS devices. With Cardio Server Mobile, information is secure, responsive, and easy to use. 
  • Stop Revenue Loss by using graphical data and customized reports from Epiphany Analytica.
  • Cloud services simplifies data management by reducing server requirements, storage, and IT costs. Save your hospital time and resources to focus on delivering the best patient care.
  • Remove manual steps from your process with Rhythm Strip Management or Modality Worklist.

Your hospital's clinical workflow should run with the same finesse as an experienced surgeon.   It should run with software that helps keep your team's attention and focus on patient outcomes.  Deliver optimal patient care by letting Epiphany Healthcare turn your workflow woes into wins.

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Sources:

https://www.epiphanyhealthdata.com/

https://www.imprivata.com/customer-success/best-practices/analyzing-clinical-workflows

https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20181103/NEWS/181039969/raising-the-stakes-it-s-getting-harder-to-be-a-top-tier-heart-hospital

https://www.imprivata.com/customer-success/best-practices/engage-care-providers

https://hbr.org/2016/11/4-steps-to-sustaining-improvement-in-health-care

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Topics: Healthcare Communication, Healthcare Technology, ecg management software, Healthcare IT professionals, clinical workflow improvement, Mobile ECGs

Cardio Server: Your IDN's Enterprise-Wide Solution!

Posted by Shannon Richter on May 8, 2019 at 1:23 PM

Imagine using one software program to manage all the different cardio-pulmonary diagnostic tests in your organization from multiple hospital facilities. Epiphany’s Cardio Server simplifies clinical workflow by working with your current devices, electronic medical records (EMRs), and unique challenges.

Are you thinking about implementing an enterprise-wide healthcare IT solution? Epiphany has helped many enterprise hospital systems consolidate multiple ECG management systems and migrate legacy ECG data into Cardio Server. For example, Hospital Sisters Health System is a multi-institutional health care system comprised of 13 hospitals in 12 communities that chose Epiphany for their Enterprise ECG Management System. Indeed, many IDNs use Cardio Server as their workflow solution.

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Maximize Your ECG Management System

Cardio Server is scalable and flexible. It can manage multi-modality, multi-vendor integrations within your enterprise. It has comprehensive HL7 messaging. Cardio Server supports multiple EMRs from different sites integrated through one single solution.  Epiphany communicates with all major EMRs, including:

Affinity

Clinview

HMS

NextGen

Vista

Allscripts

CPSI

Iatric

Opus

Siemens

Athena

eClinical

Keane

Prognosis

Meditech

Centricity

Eclipsys

McKesson

Pulse

Heartland

Cerner

Epic

Medhost

Quadramed

ChartMaxx

 

Easily Migrate To Cardio Server

For hospitals with an existing ECG management system, Epiphany can migrate your legacy data into Cardio Server.  Epiphany extracts ECGs from the source management system, processes the data, and then loads the processed ECGs into Cardio Server. After migration, you have full functionality on legacy data including serial comparison and calipers.

Beyond migration of legacy data, Cardio Server supports multiple time zones for enterprises that extend beyond a single region. It has flexible patient identification criteria for multi-sites lacking enterprise-wide, unique patient IDs. It can also be configured to link orders for inpatient procedures. Cardio Server can reside on your infrastructure and is compatible with your backup and virus protection plans. It is also completely nonproprietary when working with diagnostic devices.

Epiphany makes it easy to start using Cardio Server. When you pair that with Epiphany’s commitment to exceptional customer service, Cardio Server is an ideal enterprise solution for IDNs. Epiphany believes that interoperability in healthcare leads to better patient care.

 

 Learn More About Cardio Server as  Your Enterprise Solution

Topics: ECG management system, Workflow Problems, clinical workflow improvement, enterprise Cardio Server

Epiphany Analytica™ Saves Hospitals Money

Posted by Shannon Richter on March 26, 2019 at 10:04 AM

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Epiphany Healthcare created a way to use the clinical data from Cardio Server to give hospitals the advantage of improving their workflow and saving money with its new Epiphany Analytica™.  Analytica™ is a graphical, data-analysis tool that allows hospitals to identify trends and determine how departments and staff are performing.  With Analytica™, hospitals evaluate staffing requirements, workload distribution, and potential training needs by comparing metrics over time.  Analytica™ allows hospitals to identify the cause of delayed billing and stop revenue loss.

Pat White, Product Manager at Epiphany Healthcare, had this to say about Analytica™, "Analytica™ gives the customer quantifiable data to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities foAnalytica_reportsr workflow and billing improvements.  By objectively measuring data, management can create a strategy to improve performance and eliminate lost revenue.  Analytica™ establishes a baseline and then identifies trends with subsequent, scheduled reporting.”

 

Epiphany Analytica™ shows the average time an ECG waits for an order, shows if the order was auto-reconciled, and shows the time taken to confirm the study.  Data can be broken down by site, technician, and reading physician.  Reports are scheduled to run as often as needed, per the hospital’s specific requirements, and then delivered automatically by fax, email link, file drop, or printing. 

A hospital that recently enhanced their Cardio Server with Epiphany Analytica™ described it this way; “It makes operational tasks, administrative tasks, and follow-up much easier for the end user by having the data represented in a graphical easy to understand format.”

*Epiphany Analytica™ is a product-enhancement of Epiphany’s Cardio Server.

 

Learn more about Epiphany Analytica

Topics: upgrade, analytica

Epiphany Healthcare Supports Customers with New Learning Center

Posted by Shannon Richter on March 18, 2019 at 1:56 PM

At Epiphany Healthcare our goal is to provide technology that doctors can use to help them deliver the best patient care. Epiphany Healthcare’s Cardio Server has so many beneficial features. We don’t want our customers to miss using any of them. This is why Epiphany Healthcare has created its new Learning Center. This new online Learning Center has a modern design and easy navigation; it was built with healthcare professionals in mind. The Epiphany Learning Center is:

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Conveniently Self-Paced

Epiphany Healthcare created an optimized online training tool for today’s busy medical professional. Learning should be convenient for the fast-paced environment of today’s hospitals and clinics. Epiphany Learning Center students learn at their own pace, in their own time, with guided start and stop videos, and downloadable documents.

Exceptionally Knowledgeable

Epiphany Healthcare wants its customers to succeed in getting the most out of Cardio Server. Epiphany Healthcare’s new Learning Center provides the knowledge that will give doctors power to utilize all the features of Cardio Server. Whether a new user or a seasoned user, who wants to learn more tips and stay current with Cardio Server upgrades, Epiphany's Learning Center will provide the knowledge you need to take full advantage of the software.

Overall Effective

The Learning Center was designed to create a profound learning experience. Each learner has their own custom page with courses that apply directly to them. Here are five reasons why online learning can be more effective than enrolling in a face-to-face training course.

Along with customized courses, the homepage of the Learning Center provides access to Epiphany Healthcare's blog, information on upgrades, and easy access to Epiphany’s renowned customer service.

Have questions about the new Learning Center?

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Epiphany Healthcare Acknowledges American Heart Month

Posted by Shannon Richter on February 7, 2019 at 11:19 AM

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Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

When you think of red hearts this month, please don’t think only of Valentine’s Day. Please think of a healthy heart life for America, and a healthy heart life for you. February has been named American Heart Month for a good reason. The reason is because heart disease is the leading cause in American deaths. Here’s some knowledge to give you the power to reduce your risk.

WHAT

Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, is generally known as blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack or stroke. However, other heart conditions that hurt your heart’s muscles, rhythm, or other functions are also considered a form of heart disease. There are many heart disease symptoms.

WHO

Now that you know what it is, it’s important to know the heart disease facts, and who is at risk.

  • Heart disease in the United States represents 1 in every 4 deaths.
  • It is the number one cause of death in both men and women.
  • 1 in 3 deaths in women are from cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  • Heart disease and the conditions that lead to it can happen at any age.

Who is at risk? Everyone. Everyone is at risk, however some people have a much higher risk of having heart disease than others.

WHY

There are many conditions and lifestyle behaviors that can increase your risk of heart disease. Half of all Americans have at least one of the top three risk factors for heart disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking). Knowing which risk factors apply to you and if you can do something to lower your risk is the first step in prevention. Other conditions and lifestyle choices that can put you at a higher risk for heart disease include:

  • Diabetes
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Poor diet
  • Physically inactive
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Genetics

REDUCE YOUR RISK

Understanding heart disease and knowing which risk factors pertain to you are two integral steps towards cardiovascular health, but they are useless if they don’t lead you to action. Taking appropriate action against any of the risk factors above can reduce your risk of heart disease or even reverse damage to the heart. Even in cases where the factors are beyond your control, like those concerning age, gender, and heredity, taking any of the following actions can help minimize your risk.

  • Quit Smoking: The Surgeon General has called smoking "the leading preventable cause of disease and deaths in the United States." Quit now and start decreasing your risk of heart disease immediately.
  • Maintain a Healthy Weight: Don’t just lose weight, keep it off and greatly reduce your risk of heart disease.
  • Exercise on a Regular Basis: 20 to 60 minutes per day regularly, three to five times per week.
  • Eat Healthy: Lean meats, low-fat dairy products, and foods that are low in cholesterol, added salts, fats or sugars.

Epiphany Healthcare wants you to be heart healthy. Begin your life-long path to cardiovascular health by utilizing the tips above. Help someone else by sharing these tips with your friends and family.

Topics: Nation's Health, Healthcare Communication

Epiphany Helps Transform Healthcare with New Mobile Technology

Posted by Shannon Richter on January 4, 2019 at 1:32 PM
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MIDLOTHIAN, VA, January 4, 2019 – With the mission to simplify the collection and management of diagnostic test results, Epiphany Healthcare is excited to announce its new mobile platform, Cardio Server Mobile.   This new responsive web technology enables providers to access and edit ECG data from anywhere with iOS devices.

Cardio Server Mobile is designed for and supports iOS smart devices, which makes it responsive and easy to use. Information is secure with no patient data remaining on the device after the Web session is ended.  

Steve Fetrow, VP of Engineering at Epiphany had this to say about Cardio Server Mobile, "Security and potential HIPAA violations were a key driver for the development of Cardio Server mobile.   Customers described how the medical staff used their smartphones creatively to handle emergent cardiac issues. They would photograph 12-lead ECGs and insecurely message the image to physicians for an emergency overread.  Cardio Server Mobile can reduce the risk of HIPAA violations by securely displaying the diagnostic quality ECG and provide access to previous ECGs on any authorized user's iPhone or iPad."

About Cardio Server:

Epiphany’s Cardio Server is a cost-effective, web-based management system that receives, manages, and exports diagnostic test results to the EHR. Cardio Server is vendor-neutral and communicates with over 260 devices from over 80 vendors. Cardio Server provides easier integration since it accepts data from 23 different modality types such as PFT, stress, Holter, patient monitors, and more.

About Epiphany Healthcare:

With over 900 hospital customers worldwide, Epiphany Healthcare is committed to serving its customers’ needs through product innovation, the delivery of exceptional service, and an unwavering dedication to improving clinical workflow. Discover why Epiphany is the preferred provider when managing multi-vendor, multi-modality diagnostic test data. For more information, please visit http://www.epiphanyhealthdata.com, follow Epiphany on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EpiphanyHealthcare/) Twitter (@epiphhealth), or Linkedin (http://www.linkedin.com/company/epiphany-healthcare).

 

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Topics: ECG management system, Workflow Problems, Mobile ECGs, Mobile Healthcare Applications

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